Lenovo's strange new charging pad can power a laptop wirelessly — sort of

Lenovo Go
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Lenovo's new line of Go accessories includes a unique Wireless Charging Kit that lets you charge your laptop by placing it on a mat. However, you'll still need a USB Type-C connection.

Using a charging strip connected via USB-C and a wireless charging mat, Lenovo's new accessory can wirelessly charge 13-inch laptops and 14-inch laptops with up to 65W of power. To make it work, the company used Power-by-Contact (PbC) technology from wireless charging company Energysquare. 

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The Wireless Charging Kit is comprised of a brushed nickel charging pad and a wireless charging strip with two pogo pins on the bottom. The rubber charging strip is placed at the bottom of a laptop then connected to one of its USB-C ports.

Once attached, the laptop can be placed on the charging mat, which needs to be plugged into a 45W to 65W charger. Once the two pins connect to the mat, the laptop will charge away. This means users won't have to plug in a charging cable every time the laptop needs some juice.

In the announcement, Lenovo states the charging kit will be available sometime in October and will be priced at €139 (around $166). Not only does the kit charge your laptop but it elevates the notebook at an angle for a more comfortable work setup and better airflow.

With the Wireless Charging Kit taking up a USB-C slot, those looking to invest in Lenovo's new tech will want to check out the best laptop docking stations and best USB-C hubs for the extra ports. 

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.